Computer-Mediated Communication in Organizations: Definition, Types & Advantages

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What is computer-mediated communications?

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1. Which of the following is not a disadvantage to using email as a communication tool?

2. Zach wanted to ask about the status of a job. Instead of calling the human resource manager he texted him the following: 'Hey! What's up! Any news on the job?' This is an example of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of computer-mediated communication in organizations. To pass the test, you'll need to demonstrate understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of electronic communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Definition of computer-mediated communications
  • Disadvantages to using email as a communication tool
  • Inappropriate use of communication technologies
  • Advantages of using a laptop
  • The term for being overwhelmed by electronic communication

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about technological communication in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding this type of business communication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of computer-mediated communication

Additional Learning

To learn more about using communications technology, review the accompanying lesson on Computer-Mediated Communication in Organizations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define computer-mediated communication
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of this type of communication
  • Discuss specific forms of computer-mediated communication, including email, smartphones, and social media
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